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Fantastic Fest 2015: Untangling the Doglegs
Director Heath Cozens on Japan's disabled pro-wrestling league
DAILY Screens  September 25, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Doglegs the movie follows several of the fighters: L’Amant, a married family man with severe cerebral palsy who can't feed himself, but regularly fights his wife and professional caregivers in the squared circle; Yuki Nakajima, who battles depression and cancer as much as he does his opponents; “Sambo” Shintaro, another man with cerebral palsy and the promotion's top good-guy babyface, who wants to win one match before he retires; and “Antithesis” Kitajima, arch-villain, ruthless, who wades into the ring with no disabilities, pummels Shintaro, and yet is the closest person to him in the world. But is he the bad guy, or is it the people who want to coddle his opponents? Cozens said, "Maybe it's something to do with the samurai spirit, the Yamato-Damashii, the nobility of fighting, and the art of expressing yourself in combat."..."

Have Wheels, Will Travel
Zach Anner talks about his web celebrity, his axed travel show, and the new project that got him back on the road
Screens Story  August 10, 2012, by Dan Solomon
"...He'd never become a viral video celebrity before he made his pitch for a "travel show for people who never thought they could travel" to the Oprah Winfrey Network, in which Anner, in the wheelchair that his cerebral palsy has had him using his whole life, would explore America. He'd never seen his online support – fueled by celebrities like John Mayer, the community at Reddit, and probably your mom's Facebook "like" – translate into two million votes in mere days..."

Food-O-File
Food Column  March 27, 1998, by Virginia B. Wood
"...For more information, check out their website at http://www.spamarama.com where you'll find the '97 results as well as information about how to tune into the live Internet broadcast from Auditorium Shores, thanks to John Booher and the Magical Band at the Wizard of Austin. Once again, half the proceeds from all this potted pork tomfoolery will benefit a worthy cause, United Cerebral Palsy of the Capital Area...."

SXSW Film Reviews: 'This Is Where We Live'
The Hill Country glows in this impressive SXSW sleeper about family
Screens Story  March 15, 2013, by Joe O'Connell
"...This Is Where We Live is an excellent film, and, no, those aren't the shrill cries of an Austin homer. The story's "where" is tiny Llano, and the living is done by a hollow family caring for August (Segal), a twentysomething with cerebral palsy..."

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
News Story  April 22, 2005, by Lee Nichols and Cheryl Smith
"...The collaborative effort to award the grants originated with requests from area community housing development organizations for funding to increase their current capacity. The grants range from $12,000 to $44,000 and will benefit a broad range of organizations, including United Cerebral Palsy of Texas, Austin Habitat for Humanity, the Mary Lee Foundation, and a variety of neighborhood development groups..."

Storytelling
If it seemed as though filmmaker Todd Solondz wanted nothing more in his last two films, Welcome to the Dollhouse and Happiness, than to toss unseemly provocations at his apprehensive...
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Film Review  February 8, 2002, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...His sharp sense of humor and character detail keep the stories from becoming dry classroom exercises, although he never allows us escapist entrée into the stories themselves. “Fiction” is set on a college campus in the mid-Eighties and tells the story of two students in a creative writing seminar, Vi (Blair) and her lover with cerebral palsy Marcus (Fitzgerald), and their relationship with their professor Mr..."

Orphans
I'm sure there are plenty of good things to say about Scotland, but you'd never know it from films such as Trainspotting and this 1997 outing by Peter Mullan (more...
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Film Review  June 23, 2000, by Marc Savlov
"...The film begins with the death of the Flynn family matriarch. Following the laying-in, Ma Flynn's four grown offspring -- eldest Thomas (Lewis); alcoholic Michael (Henshall); hotheaded college boy John (McCole); and only daughter Sheila (Stevenson), who suffers from cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair -- embark on an orgy of emotional and physical self-destruction that uses as its centerpoint the children's own grief for their lost mother (whom we see in flashback comforting her brood during a particularly nasty thunderstorm)..."

Medical Marijuana Advocates Look to 2019 Lege for Program Improvements
Barriers in a budding industry
News Story  August 30, 2018, by Mary Tuma
"...After double hip surgery last April, 8-year-old Beatrice Kennedy, who suffers from cerebral palsy, began experiencing intense seizures, most often as she was trying to sleep, a potentially deadly combination. Her mother Cary placed her on Klonopin, but the drug can impair cognitive abilities, already weakened for Beatrice..."

Headlines
News Story  November 9, 2017
"...Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10-year-old undocumented girl in Texas with cerebral palsy, will finally be released to her family after calls from lawmakers and the ACLU's threat of a lawsuit. In October, Hernandez was detained by border patrol, who waited outside the hospital while she was in surgery, and restricted her from seeing her family in Laredo...."

Headlines
News Story  November 2, 2017
"...Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, are calling on the federal government to release an undocumented 10-year-old with cerebral palsy from the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement..."

Bills Grant Texas Doctors Legal Cover to Mislead Pregnant Women
Is the Lege giving doctors a license to lie?
News Story  April 13, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Her physician failed to diagnose the disease and prevented her from terminating her pregnancy – a choice Jacobs says she would have made. Her family received $120,000 in a settlement for medical care for daughter Lesli, who is autistic, blind, deaf, and suffers from cerebral palsy..."

Archer's Challenge Takes Disability Awareness Citywide
Foundation launches citywide fundraiser to benefit Rosedale School
DAILY News  October 7, 2016, by David Lemon
"...Founder Archer Hadley began the challenge after being left in the rain, unable to open the doors to the school building. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy early in his life, Archer realized that changes needed to be made..."

SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
DAILY Screens  February 9, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"..."The Archer Hadley Story" Directors: Ben Root, Alex Treviño "The Archer Hadley Story" follows Archer Hadley, a senior student who has cerebral palsy as he hosts the Wheelchair Challenge fundraiser in hopes of buying his school automatic doors...."

Public Notice: Bridges to Forever
The theme for the coming week is public input
News Column  June 18, 2015, by Nick Barbaro
"...A Night for Movement will be a fun introduction to The Movement Tracks Project, being launched by the Austin-based Center for Music Therapy, to create new methods for music composition and recording that can improve the walking of adults with Parkinson's disease and of children with cerebral palsy. Friday, June 19, 6-8pm, at Central Market North..."

Headlines
News Story  January 8, 2015
"...5 as the school opened new wheelchair accessibility features. Student Archer Hadley, who has cerebral palsy, raised over $80,000 to pay for the renovations...."

Evicted and Helpless
Disabled residents to be forced out of state supported living center
News Story  September 18, 2014, by Mary Tuma
"...Indeed, Texas continually fares poorly in its support of disabled residents. In their analysis of disability services nationwide, the United Cerebral Palsy organization ranks Texas 50th, a place it has more or less held since 2007..."

Adam Carroll: Let It Choose You
San Marcos bard continues thriving on his eight LP
DAILY Music  August 26, 2014, by William Harries Graham
"...I have cerebral palsy, though I’m lucky because it’s pretty mild. I walk a little differently than a good number of people and I have some physical challenges, but the worst of those are pretty much over..."

Kickstart Your Weekend with the Underdogs
'Wolves of Wuhan,' 'Sleight,' and 'A Better Life'
DAILY Screens  July 12, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Shonda Harris and her cast want to bring an awareness to a double homicide that happened right in our collective backyard: In 2004, a young girl and her uncle with cerebral palsy were killed on Austin's Eastside. That little girl was Harris' best friend's daughter, so it's clear why she's so personally invested in the story, but you can hear from many of the cast and crewmembers why exactly they wanted to become involved in this project, which is already halfway to its goal, in the video below...."

Familiar Features at Dallas International Film Festival
Revisit some favorites that hit Austin already
DAILY Screens  April 4, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...A handyman shakes up the routine of a family in the tiny town of Llano with a son with cerebral palsy. This film is a triumph by any standards, but we're especially proud that it's both locally shot and locally acted...."

SXSW Film Unveils March Lineup
So much ado!
DAILY Screens  January 31, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...This Is Where We Live Directors: Josh Barrett, Marc Menchaca, Screenwriter: Marc Menchaca A struggling family’s dynamics are challenged and a unique friendship is born when a small-town Texas handyman becomes caregiver to their son with cerebral palsy. Cast: Ron Hayden, CK McFarland, Marc Menchaca, Tobias Segal, Frankie Shaw (World Premiere)..."

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